A remnant of Tellann from before the ritual was shown in the Refugium. Tellann was said to gift the world with fire and heat in a world of cold emptiness.
Onos T'oolan said that Tellann was more than a source of magic, it was also a time. It was "a place not where, but when". The Trygalle Trade Guild knew how to craft a portal to enter Tellann but chose not to out of respect for the T'lan Imass. Silverfox claimed this was a remarkable feat as not even the Malazan Empire's most powerful mages had ever successfully penetrated the Warren's secrets.
Beak observed that Stormy and Gesler were "reforged in the fires of Tellann". He then went on to say:" Telas, Kurald Liosan, the fires, the ones dragons fly through to gain immunities and other proofs against magic and worse".